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Dale S.
Mesa, Arizona
Students will discover how to play with technique and finesse. They will be taken through scales, finger exercises, chords and musical theory to help them develop a well-rounded skill-set. They will also learn to play both Classical and popular pieces to develop a complete and sophisticated repertoire.
About Dale S.

As a performer I have been playing for over fifteen years on the piano. I have received training at Vanguard University where my teacher's were graduates from Juilliard and Yale. I currently accompany the choirs at Desert Ridge Junior High. I have received a Masters in Music from Baylor University and a Doctorate from ASU and currently teach Music at Grand Canyon University. I am a published choral composer, and have had music performed in Europe and Canada. In August of 2012 I began teaching piano on a part-time basis. My teaching philosophy has always been to make sure the students understand why and not just how to perform something. I emphasize music theory along with piano lessons and expect the students to take the time to practice every week. I have taught children of all ages from 4 to 16 years old. If you would like a female teacher please contact my wife who is also a teacher on take lessons: https://takelessons.com/profile/jayna-j *** Studio Equipment *** N/A *** Travel Equipment *** N/A *** Specialties *** Piano/Voice

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Dale S.
Mesa, Arizona
Students will discover how to play with technique and finesse. They will be taken through scales, finger exercises, chords and musical theory to help them develop a well-rounded skill-set. They will also learn to play both Classical and popular pieces to develop a complete and sophisticated repertoire.
About Dale S.

As a performer I have been playing for over fifteen years on the piano. I have received training at Vanguard University where my teacher's were graduates from Juilliard and Yale. I currently accompany the choirs at Desert Ridge Junior High. I have received a Masters in Music from Baylor University and a Doctorate from ASU and currently teach Music at Grand Canyon University. I am a published choral composer, and have had music performed in Europe and Canada. In August of 2012 I began teaching piano on a part-time basis. My teaching philosophy has always been to make sure the students understand why and not just how to perform something. I emphasize music theory along with piano lessons and expect the students to take the time to practice every week. I have taught children of all ages from 4 to 16 years old. If you would like a female teacher please contact my wife who is also a teacher on take lessons: https://takelessons.com/profile/jayna-j *** Studio Equipment *** N/A *** Travel Equipment *** N/A *** Specialties *** Piano/Voice

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since {{year}}

Teaching since 2012

Education

Music Composition

Teaches ages {{minAge}}+

Teaches ages 4+

Speaks {{languages}}

Speaks Spanish

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Great first piano lesson experience. My child was fully engrossed in learning, he can't wait till next week!

Posted May 20, 2016
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Great first lesson! We are excited to continue on a weekly basis with Dale.

Posted Mar 15, 2016
Private Piano Instructor
Aug 2012 - Present
Freelance
Taught private lessons in students' homes
Private Piano Instructor
Aug 2012 - Aug 2013
Your Music Lessons
Taught private lessons for a licensed studio
Music Composition
May 2015
Arizona State University
Music Composition
Aug 2013 - May 2015
Baylor University
Music Composition
Aug 2008 - May 2012
Vanguard University
Spanish
Limited Proficiency
Ubi Caritas
Jan 2015
Walton Publications
Society of Composers Inc.
Dec 2015
SCI is an independent organization concerned with the fellowship, collaboration, career goals, and objectives of new and contemporary music composers and those interested in topics related to composition.
American Choral Directors Association
Aug 2014
Founded in 1959, the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) is a nonprofit music-education organization whose expressed purposes outline the associations dedication to the advancement of choral music. The mission of ACDA is to inspire excellence in choral music through education, performance, composition, and advocacy.
American Composers Forum
Aug 2013
The American Composers Forum enriches lives by nurturing the creative spirit of composers and communities. We provide new opportunities for composers and their music to flourish, and engage communities in the creation, performance and enjoyment of new music.

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